ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The Athletic Department of Falmouth High School, under the auspices of the Falmouth School Committee, makes available to students of the high school a wide variety of opportunities to develop athletic skills and to become involved as members of interscholastic athletic teams. These opportunities are offered in full conformity with the mandates of Title IX and Chapter 622, which have established standards for equality for male and female students.
There is a rich athletic tradition at Falmouth High School. We view interscholastic athletics as a unifying force within the school community, affecting not just those who take active part on teams but the entire student body. We invite all students to take part in as many athletic programs as possible. Participation in Falmouth High School Athletics, however, is a privilege and not a right; and that privilege is earned by each participant through his or her adherence to the rules and policies set forth in the Athletic Handbook.
The athletic program is an extension of the academic program, and all athletes are urged to strive for excellence in both the classroom and on the athletic field. Good sportsmanship, commitment to team, and the development of skills and strategies necessary for interscholastic competition are essential to a successful athletic program. The central goal of this athletic program is to foster certain characteristics and qualities. These include respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, commitment, reliability, common sense and perseverance. The values learned through the athletic experience will help individuals become more productive members of the community.